Mixing strategy effects on physical properties of nanoclay nanocomposites

H. Dalir, R. D. Farahani, V. Nhim, B. Samson, M. Lévesque, D. Therriault

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This study aimed at proposing an optimum mixing strategy based on the three-roll mill mixing, the ultrasonication, or a combination of both. We first prepared polyester polymer-nanoclay nanocomposites in styrene solution by the use of predispersed surface modified nanoclays. Three different kinds of surface modified nanoclays were chosen for investigating the effect of the nature and loading of clay on the properties of the nanocomposites. Results from this study indicate that various nanoclay types and contents can be mixed with polyesters in different ways to produce polyester-based nanocomposites with desired mechanical and barrier properties.


Other2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites - American Society for Composites, 26th Annual Technical Conference: Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials
CityMontreal, QC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites


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